The thought of civil construction and engineering may bring ideas of destroying the natural environment rather than helping it. The truth is, there are several civil construction engineers that are working to go green and help rather than hurt the environment. Here are a few ways they are attempting to do that and what you need to know about their attempts.
Using Abandoned Projects
One of the ways that civil construction engineers are attempting to go green is by using abandoned projects. In most cases, these projects may have some existing construction that can benefit a project. This can be anything from stable foundations to useable and recyclable on-site building materials.
Even if they have to destroy some of the previous project, like unsafe buildings or rusted frames, they can still work with what is there. This means avoiding breaking ground on new land and leaving that land for a natural habitat.
There are some moments when a civil construction engineer may not be able to use abandoned projects, and breaking new ground is required. This doesn't mean the new ground needs to be destroyed and made unusable for the natural habitat. Some civil construction engineers are working to create permaculture by creating living roof lines that double as gardens or a natural habitat for animals. These gardens help give back oxygen to the environment and help with rain run-off.
Use of Natural Energy
In some cases, a civil construction engineer may not be able to create a permaculture or use abandoned projects, but they can use natural energy. They create buildings and projects that use natural wind and solar power, tankless hot water systems, and water power to create the energy for the building. This reduces the use of electricity that may cause power instability issues or may require more toxic waste and emissions entering the environment. Some buildings may use a mixture of these natural energy options while others may use just one, depending on the client and the construction restrictions that may be on the building or area.
These are just a few of the ways civil construction engineers are attempting to go green. Going green is becoming increasingly popular with construction companies and building developers. If you are a developer looking for some green options, finding a civil construction company or engineer with green living and development background may be the ideal choice for you. Talk to a civial construction company, like Norris Plant Hire (Geelong) Pty Ltd, and ask about their green options.